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EU unveils plan to end roaming charges for mobile phones

EU unveils plan to end roaming charges for mobile phones | Future of Cloud Computing | Scoop.it
The proposed law includes both “carrot-and-stick” elements to encourage mobile phone operators to remove roaming charges for customers who use mobile phones while traveling in the E.U.

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Peter Azzopardi's curator insight, September 14, 2013 4:22 AM

Roaming charges especially in regards to data have always been prohibitively expensive. The EU (via Commissioner Neelie Kroes) has already done a lot to drive prices down to more affordable levels but it is still not enough. The psychological barrier still exists and will continue to weigh down on mobile usage. If the consumer is going to be made to feel comfortable enough to rely on cloud storage, wherever that might be, than the levy for being away from home must be removed entirely.

 

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The Future of Mobility [Infographic]

The Future of Mobility [Infographic] | Future of Cloud Computing | Scoop.it

An astounding 80 percent of the world’s population now has a mobile phone—and 84 percent is unwilling to go a single day without their phone. About 45 percent of Americans say they can’t go more than a few hours without checking their phones. In 2012 there were five billion mobile phones in the world—1.8 billion of these were smart phones.

 

Facebook now reaches 76 percent of the smartphone market, and it accounts for 23 percent of total time spent using apps each month.

The next five most used applications are Google apps, and they account for 10 percent of app usage time. One of the latest smartphone trends is that things are getting less touchy but more sensitive. Gestures and other non-tap inputs are on the rise. Casting a sidelong glance, for example, can pause a video. Some apps are being developed that will switch from manual to voice to text to gesture, depending on what you are doing...


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Christel Binnie's curator insight, July 10, 2013 10:09 PM

80 percent of the world’s population now has a mobile phone, and other interesting facts.

sophiedesc's curator insight, July 19, 2013 7:21 AM

Mobile Commerce: 

 

> "Mobile Shopping accounted for 11% of e-commerce in the 4th quarter of 2012 (up from 3% 2 years earlier)."

> Roughly 58% of smartphone users have made purchases on their smartphones.

> These Mobile Shoppers typically use smartphones for 50 to 60% of the Shopping."

Katie Muirhead's curator insight, August 20, 2014 12:17 PM

Seeking to manage our attention and avoid distraction is one thing, but first we need to be aware of where our attention is going. As smartphones are increasingly used, this infographic highlights in just what way we use our phones. 1 in 5 people check their phone every ten minutes... something tells me that the smartphone may be one of the biggest sources of modern distraction!

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INFOGRAPHIC: Unlocking Mobile Cloud

INFOGRAPHIC: Unlocking Mobile Cloud | Future of Cloud Computing | Scoop.it
Mobile - The plethora of mobile devices with smartphones and tablets leading the wave of a new era of computing, CIOs and IT managers

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Peter Azzopardi's curator insight, July 9, 2013 7:03 AM

This should not come as much of a surprise. The cloud's importance today is a result of the requirement of services on the move by smartphone and tablet users.

Jim Doyle's curator insight, July 14, 2013 1:23 AM
INFOGRAPHIC: Unlocking Mobile Cloud
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Cloud computing makes 16GB smartphones the ideal size

Cloud computing makes 16GB smartphones the ideal size | Future of Cloud Computing | Scoop.it

A study from IHS found that on average, customers who purchased a smartphone in 2012 only needed about 12.8GB of storage to meet their needs.


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